Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei

Beef Tacos

For those of you who know me as a home cook or who follow my Instagram page of cooking and recipes and food interests in general, you probably know I love a good taco. I think it's one of the...
I love really light meals in Ramadan and much of the time those involve fish and seafood. What's great about this particular dish is that you can actually use frozen shrimp or fish an let it defrost and cook...
This is a sponsored recipe post by KnorrĀ® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  During Ramadan, I really love to incorporate soup into my meals whenever I get a chance. Sometimes, however, by...
Over the early part of the summer when Ramadan was in full swing, I took advantage of the somewhat cooler weather and made soups for Iftar (meal that breaks the fast). The main reason for that was not only the...
When I first made this dish,  I was apprehensive. I had only ever eaten rack of lamb at restaurants and considered it 'fancy fare' for the top chefs to make. Who was I kidding? It's so easy to make...

Banana Date Cups

I'm probably not the only one whose favorite time of the day in Ramadan is the time when we break our fast. It's not because it's actually time to eat; it's because the sweetness of that first bite or...

Egg Drop Soup

If you like restaurant-style Chinese Egg Drop Soup, just know that you don't have to go out to have it- it's so super easy and quick to make that you don't even have to stress much over making it....
This Ramadan, I'm all about quick and easy. With such a long fast and so much to do, I just don't want to fuss with food- do you? This salad has been a mainstay- it's got the bulgur wheat, which...
There's no doubt that one of the hardest part of the fasting day might not even be going without food, but going without water. That's why it's super important to hydrate during the non-fasting hours, all throughout those hours....
Each Spring I wait with anticipation to make my favorite lamb dishes. I'm not sure why I don't crave it as much in the Winter season, but I think it has to do with the perfect pairing lamb makes...

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